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Beach Beat: Outbreak lottery — If you don’t play …


Forty years worth of outbreak statistics can be summed up in a twisted version of the infamous Powerball slogan, but the researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention didn’t come right out and say “if you don’t look, you can’t see outbreaks.” The bottom line from the CDC’s report “Foodborne (1973–2013) and Waterborne… Continue Reading

President Declares Federal Policy for ‘Responsible Use’ of Antibiotics in Food Production

According to a memorandum signed by President Obama on Tuesday, it is now the policy of the federal government to encourage responsible use of antibiotics in the production of meat and poultry. The memorandum supports the supply chain for these products by directing federal departments and agencies to create a preference for acquiring them. Within… Continue Reading

ConAgra Agrees to Pay $11.2 Million for Salmonella Outbreak

Company pleads guilty to single misdemeanor

Omaha-based ConAgra Foods Inc. has reached a plea agreement with U.S. attorneys that will see its ConAgra Grocery Products Company plead guilty to a single misdemeanor violation of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. If accepted by the U.S. District Court in Albany, GA, the plea agreement will end the government’s investigation into the… Continue Reading